Saturday, December 20, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

North West Winter

A short outing to the beach in the UK in December with my Dad ... These were all taken under / on Southport pier.

Monday, December 01, 2008

National Day

The country celebrates its 37th year; lots of fairy lights and horn-honking. This was taken last year, the roundabout no longer exists but I'm sure the Municipality has found a good home for the lights.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

One from Oman

From Rustaq fort, overlooking date palms and one of the town's mosques...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Art Show. Fully carpeted.

Tired of seeing these photos at a miniscule 700 pixels in length? Want to see full-sized prints? Well, if you're in Al Ain on 21st & 22nd November (heck, if you're in the country - it ain't that big) I'll be exhibiting a selection of photos and photoboxes at this carpet / photo / art sale. Here's a brief look at who will be selling what, directions are here. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Robot Jockeys

In these winter months, the camel track in Al Ain gets busy early. These races were held using the latest modestly-dressed robots... According to Wikipedia, these robots can 'monitor and transmit the speed and heart rate of the camel'. And they're sometimes perfumed...

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Jebel Akhdar

A few shots from Oman's 'Grand Canyon' - the spectacular Jebel Akhdar plateau near Nizwa. The full-sized version of the B&W one below is a stitched panoramic, the equivalent of an image from a 40MP camera. Definitely 4WD roads ...

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Jebel Qatara

I've already posted a couple of shots taken from the plateau, but here's another. It's a great hike, but from a photography point of view, by the time you get to the top, the light is pretty flat and it's usually pretty hazy. Maybe need to camp out on the top? A polarizing filter and a curves layer is usually needed ...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bida Bint Saud

Just a few minutes up the road from my flat is the archaeological hill and ancient falaj system of Bida Bint Saud. Great name. Keep meaning to return to get some shots of the nearby camel farm from above. Meanwhile, some dunes shots and a desert melon ...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Afrathe oasis

Here are a couple of photographs taken on a short late-afternoon hike with the ENHG last weekend in the wadis and along the ridges near the Afrathe oasis. I've also posted some earlier shots taken in and around the oasis.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Al Ain & Buraimi

Just over the Omani border at Buraimi, gravel plains with a smoldering rubbish tip. Plastic everywhere, plus the odd bone or two.
I wanted to take more shots of the overpass at night, especially with the new tripod. When I got back after the summer, there was only a pile of rubble... Early morning exercise at the Al Ain track. Pre-race practice for young camels and robots.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

More from Kerala

Just a few more from the trip to India...

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Vienna

A few cold days in Austria, galleries galore, cofee and cake ...